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There are 9 ways to get from Birmingham to Scotland by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Glasgow Central

£94 - £384

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Bus  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Glasgow National Express / ...

£11 - £29

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Train via Crewe  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Glasgow Central

£110 - £431

Drive  •  4h 45m

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Glasgow 292 miles

£40 - £65

Fly Birmingham to Edinburgh  •  3h 17m

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI

£27 - £261

Fly Birmingham to Aberdeen  •  3h 26m

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Aberdeen (ABZ) BHX - ABZ

£70 - £319

Fly Birmingham to Glasgow  •  3h 49m

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Glasgow (GLA) BHX - GLA

£32 - £288

Fly Birmingham to Inverness  •  3h 36m

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Inverness (INV) BHX - INV

£66 - £280

Train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow  •  5h 11m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Glasgow (GLA) BRS - GLA

£85 - £440

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The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Scotland is to bus which costs £11 - £29 and takes 6h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Scotland is to fly which costs £27 - £270 and takes 3h 17m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth station and arriving at Glasgow. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Birmingham to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Glasgow Central via Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 30m.

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The distance between Birmingham and Scotland is 312 miles. The road distance is 292 miles.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Scotland without a car is to train which takes 4h 30m and costs £90 - £390.

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It takes approximately 4h 30m to get from Birmingham to Scotland, including transfers.

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Birmingham to Scotland bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Birmingham to Scotland train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Birmingham New Street station.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Scotland is to train which takes 4h 30m and costs £90 - £390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £29 and takes 6h 40m, you could also fly, which costs £27 - £270 and takes 3h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Scotland.
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  • Distance: 312.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 30m

What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Scotland?

You can take a train from Birmingham to Glasgow via Preston in around 4h 30m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Glasgow once daily. Tickets cost £11 - £15 and the journey takes 6h 40m. Megabus UK also services this route once daily.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £200
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £200
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £260
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£55 - £260
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Birmingham to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £280
Flights from Birmingham to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £200
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£180 - £250
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£19 - £70
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£19 - £26
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £70
Train from Crewe to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£90 - £310
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£90 - £120
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£230 - £310
TransPennine Express
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£19 - £23
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single
£19 - £23
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£35 - £130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£35 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£85 - £130
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £150
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Birmingham, Navigation Street to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£17 - £29
Website
Megabus UK

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Birmingham to Scotland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Glasgow station.

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Birmingham to Scotland train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Birmingham to Scotland is 292 miles. It takes approximately 4h 45m to drive from Birmingham to Scotland.

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easyJet offers flights from Birmingham Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 107+ hotels available in Scotland. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Birmingham Airport is to train which takes 9 min and costs £3 - £90.

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